Indian Political Parties Charge That IT Grid Officials Stole or Manipulated Data

2019, Breaches, March

Who: ITGrids

When: 4 Mar 2019

# of records involved: The Aadhaar details of as many as 7.82 crore Indians have been found in possession of IT Grids Pvt. Ltd.

What happened: Four company officials are believed to have stolen the data of about 3.5 crore people of Andhra Pradesh who are the beneficiaries of various government welfare schemes. It claimed that four employees of IT Grids were charged for voter profiling, privacy breach and misuse of citizen data.

How did it happen: TDP leaders alleged the case against IT Grids in Hyderabad was a conspiracy by the Telangana government and the YSR Congress to carry out false propaganda ahead of the elections.

Outcome: The TDP is resorting to the ​theft of private details of citizens and voters. During the Pulse Survey, they collected all the details of the people and illegally transferred to IT Grids, which designed and runs the TDP’s cadre app SevaMitra. During the course of the investigation, the search was conducted in the premises of IT Grids and seven hard disks and other digital evidence were seized from the scene of offense